• Is the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test the only one that qualifies for the admission requirement?
  • Why does the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test not count for English-language Majors?
  • Why do I need proof of English proficiency for a German-language program?
  • How can I prepare for the test?
  • How long are my results valid?
  • Can I take the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test somewhere else?

Is the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test the only one that qualifies for the admission requirement?

No. A complete list of all of the accepted tests can be found at Admission Requirements for Leuphana College  and Admission Requirements for Leuphana Graduate School   as well as Continuing Education, Professional School.

Why does the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test not count for English-language Majors?

The TOEIC Listening and Reading Test tests the passive language skills, such as listening comprehension and reading comprehension. 

All English-language courses of study also require proof of proficiency in the language skills “Speaking” and “Writing.”

Why do I need proof of English proficiency for a German-language program?

English has become the “lingua franca” of the business world. Many scientific and academic articles are written in English. This is why, before beginning your studies, you are required to provide proof of passive English skills. 

How can I prepare for the test?

  • There is a wide range of materials, including sample tests, available for your use in the Self-Access Center (C 5.104) and in the TOEIC reserved reading material in the library.
  • Leuphana students can take a crash course or take the “TOEIC Preparation” course during the semester (sign up in myStudy).
  •  But first you should take the Placement Test  in the Self-Access Center. Once you have received your classification results, you can consult the Guide to find the best ways to prepare for your language level.

How long are my results valid?

Two years, for official purposes and when applying for a position (job, internship, etc.).

If you apply for a Leuphana Consecutive Master major, the TOEIC results can be up to four years old.

When applying for a doctoral program, the results may be up to three years old; graduates of a Leuphana University Lüneburg Masters’ program are exempted from having to provide proof of English proficiency.

Can I take the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test somewhere else?

You can take the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test at any recognized TOEIC Center. Sign up via the website of the TOEIC Test Operator.